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With over 200,000 classes under our belt, a network of 250+ teachers and over 150,000 happy customers, we’re experts in what it takes to be a great yoga instructor. Our yoga teacher training program is the first step towards realising your dream of becoming a yoga teacher, and will equip you with the tools you need in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.

Our approach to yoga teaching training is aligned perfectly with our overall HPY brand values

We’re practical people – we ground everything we do in reality. We question what others might assume and we deliver what’s practically required to achieve the desired results in the optimum way.

We respect the past while embracing the future – we’re humbled by the thousands of years of yoga tradition that’s come before us, but are focused on ensuring that it stays totally relevant today and in the future.

Our yoga teacher training

Our courses range from full 200hr certifications to shorter supplementary courses. All courses are based in our brand new Hotpod Yoga Teacher Training Academy in Hackney, London.

  • 200hr | Vinyasa Flow

  • 25hr | Sport Training

  • 30hr Hot Yoga Training

  • 22hr | Assists and Adjusts Training

  • 85 hr | Pre Natal Training

Meet our Lead Teachers

Charlie Morgan

Charlie has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has been teaching in London for the last 6 years across a range of top yoga centres and corporations, private one-to-ones and sportsmen, such as the Harlequins rugby team. As well as teaching in London, Charlie travels the world leading retreats whilst incorporating her life coaching qualification into her classes. Charlie’s classes are innovative and tailored to the individual, with a key eye on alignment, synchronisation of movement and breath as well as being fun and creative! In 2018 Charlie took on on a permanent role at Hotpod Yoga as Lead Teacher. Charlie is also qualified in yin and pregnancy yoga.

Rhona Raya

Rhona first came to yoga from a mental health perspective. She quickly found that the practice gave her a clearer and calmer mind whilst working the body. She originally trained in Somatic Yoga, which is therapeutic and mindfulness based. Since then she has further educated herself in other styles of yoga. Her classes are alignment focused whilst being creative with a strong emphasis on exploring ones own body through movement. Rhona has been teaching across London and also runs biannual retreats in Ibiza. She strongly believes that yoga should be accessible to all.

Siân Goff

Siân has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 12. She has a down to earth, light hearted style and is passionate about creating a strong connection of breath and movement to create freedom in the body and mind. She has been a lead teacher with Hotpod since May 2019 and is humbled to be able to share her knowledge and deepen her teaching skills by training new teachers.

Nick Higgins

One half of Hotpod Yoga’s founding duo, Nick’s been teaching yoga for 6 years and has lead workshops worldwide with a particular focus on assists, adjustments and teaching style. In charge of developing and managing the quality of teaching across Hotpod Yoga worldwide, he has helped hundreds of teachers develop their teaching technique and effectively bring their personality across in their classes. Nick’s approach to teaching epitomises what Hotpod’s all about – a down-to-earth accessibility, high on impact (both mental and physical) and a good bit of fun.

Catherine Weston

Catherine has a deep love of body movement and a creative approach to yoga. She came to yoga over a decade ago to help balance her hectic life, bringing up a family and working long ad hoc hours where no two days were ever the same. She teaches contemporary Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with strong, graceful sequencing and attention to detailed alignment, encouraging body and mind to flow and connect.  Catherine has completed an advanced level teacher training with Jason Crandell, the Triyoga Hot Tapasaya training taught and created by Kristin Campbell, Pre and Post natal Yoga training with Katy Appleton and studied yoga for trauma and stress with Matthew Sanford. She has attended many workshops with International teachers including Stephanie Snyder and Bo Forbes and has taught yoga to Premier league football teams and their youth teams.

Elodie Frati

Elodie first moved to the UK from her native France to train as professional contemporary dancer. During this training she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga, and eventually became a teacher herself in 2013. Since then, Elodie has taught in London’s top yoga studios, led workshops abroad, taught team GB white water canoeists, dancers, led retreats, managed yoga studios, mentored new teachers and trained in other movement systems. She now teaches Vinyasa, hot yoga, Yoga Nidra, Rocket and Jivamukti (for which she holds an advanced certification). Elodie’s passion for the moving body also brought her to train as a sports massage therapist and embark on the long studies that will lead her to qualify as an osteopath in 2022! Elodie’s classes are hands on, challenging, and of course rooted in anatomy without ever forgetting the joy for human movement.

2020 Training Dates

200 Hour | Part Time Course #1:
  • January - June 2020
  • First Week | 11-17 January
  • Weekends | 14- 16 February, 13 - 15 March, 10 - 12 April, 15 - 17 May
  • Final Week | 13 - 19 June
200 HOUR | PART TIME COURSE #2:
  • February - July 2020
  • First Week | 1 - 7 February
  • Weekends | | 6 - 8 March, 3 - 5 April, 8 - 10 May, 5 - 7 June
  • Final Week | 25 - 31 July
200 HOUR | PART TIME COURSE #3:
  • July - December 2020
  • First Week | 4 - 10 July
  • Weekends | 7 - 9 August, 4 - 6 September, 2 - 4 October, 13 - 15 November
  • Final Week | 5 - 11 December
200 HOUR | FULL TIME COURSE:
  • October - November 2020
  • Week 1 | 5 - 9 October
  • Week 2 | 12 - 16 October
  • Week 3 | 19 - 23 October
  • Week 4 | 26 - 30 October
  • Week 5 | 2 - 6 November
50 HOUR | SPORT TRAINING:
  • March - May 2020
  • Weekend 1 | 27 - 29 March
  • Weekend 2 | 29 - 31 May
30 HOUR | HOT YOGA TRAINING #1:
  • 24 - 27 February
30 HOUR | HOT YOGA TRAINING #2:
  • 21 - 24 September
30 HOUR | ASSIST & ADJUST #1:
  • 7 - 8 April
30 HOUR | ASSIST & ADJUST #2:
  • 17 - 18 November
20 HOUR | POST NATAL | FULL TIME + PART TIME COURSES:
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GOING DEEPER (NON TEACHER TRAINING):
  • Week 1 | 10 - 14 August
  • Week 2 | 17 - 21 August

Why HPY Teacher Training?

There are loads of teacher trainings out there and lots of them are great! So, rather than starting another great yoga teacher training course in the same mould as the others, we’ve decided to approach it in a genuinely different way. We’ll of course cover every critical element necessary to give you a solid and rich yoga foundation, but we also want to go above and beyond what you might expect.

We prepare people to become great teachers, not spiritual preachers, wellness gods/goddesses or enlightened gurus. We’ve used our experience managing tens of thousands of classes, hundreds of teachers and nearly 40 yoga businesses to build a teacher training that is built to help people teach. Here’s a few insights to our approach:

Learnings and expertise from outside the world

We use learnings and expertise from outside the world of yoga to enhance our teachers’ skills. These include the following areas:

Performance and public speaking – the world of business and theatre helps us learn about dealing with nerves and performing under pressure.

The human body – the world of sports and medicine helps us take a practical look at what we’re made up of.

Customer experience – retail expertise helps us understand how to build customer relationships, read body language and deal with difficult people!

Brand and marketing – communications experts help us teach you how to market yourself and build a brand to help you achieve what you want to achieve in your teaching career.

We embrace design & technology

We’re a visual brand that embraces technology and design to enhance learning – we won’t be loading you up with photocopies from ancient textbooks, we’ll provide you with beautiful, easy-to-digest materials for you to refer back to for life as well as immerse yourself in during the course.

We give practical experience

We give people teaching experience while they learn. Students will be teaching from the start of the course to the end – starting small and growing as we go on. Teaching is a fast learning curve if you’re thrust into the fore – so that’s just what we intend to do.

Actual teaching is our focus

We cover all bases, ensuring a strong foundation across all the key pillars of yoga tradition and history but we focus predominantly on what’s practically important to be a great teacher.

Free yoga!

You can come to classes on the house – as part of the course, you’ll be getting involved in a range of classes from across the yoga spectrum but as well as that you can access Hotpod classes during your studies.

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We offer Teacher training at Hotpod HQ in London, UK, but also have courses in Pretoria, South Africa.